Mar. 14, 2015

Happy Pi(e) Day!

Enjoy Pi(e) Day with this cute free EQ7 download! (Requires EQ7)

Mar. 13, 2015

2-Week Block Design Challenge for Everyone!

Congratulations to our winners:


Linda Remley – (EQ7 Entry)


Piotr Kowalczyk (Non-EQ7 Entry)

A big thank you to Michael Miller Fabrics and all who participated in this challenge! Wow, did we have a hard time choosing just 2 winners – there were SO many amazing designs! We love seeing your talent! Scroll down to view all the creative entries.

Sign up for EQ newsletters to find out about the next design challenge!

Winners: Please look for an email from me ( so we can get your EQ products and Michael Miller fabric to you!

Thanks again for participating :)


Challenge ended 3/11 at 9am EDT.

Don’t have EQ7? Win one!

This block design challenge is open to everyone! All you have to do is design a block using fabrics from Michael Miller’s Fiesta collection and submit it by Wednesday, March 11th!

Challenge Rules

Design a block using whatever method you’d like and color it with Fiesta fabrics. (Draw and color it on graph paper, design it using other software, etc.) You may also use 1 solid color if you’d like.
Submit an image/photo of your block using the Link Up feature at the bottom of this blog post.
(One entry per person.)

View the Fiesta collection here

EQ7 users:

Create your block in EQ7 and color it with Fiesta fabrics using the free download below. You may also use 1 solid color if you’d like. Export a JPEG of your block and submit it using the Link Up feature at the bottom of this blog post.
(One entry per person.)

Download the Fiesta collection for EQ7 here

Submitting Your Block

You may submit a photo or image of your block whenever you’d like using the Link Up at the bottom of this blog post.

The challenge will close Wednesday, March 11th at 9am EST.
Winners will be announced Friday, March 13th.

Here’s how to create an image of your block if you are using EQ7:
(If you are not using EQ7 and need help submitting, simply take photo of your design and upload it.)

  1. With your block design on the Block Worktable, click FILE > Export Image.
  2. In the Export Image box, next to Save in, navigate to the folder where you’d like to save the image. Next to File Name, type a name for your file.  For Save as type, choose JPEG files.
  3. In the Export Image File of Block box, input these settings:
    Dimensions: type in the width and height you used to design the block
    Resolution: 150 dots per inch
    UNcheck Outline patches and Outline blocks
    JPEG Quality: 100
  4. Click OK.


There will be two winners: One from the EQ7 submissions and one from the non-EQ7 submissions.

MMfabricThe EQ7 block design winner will receive an EQ Prize pack of their choice, a 10-yard bundle of Fiesta fabrics and coordinating Cotton Couture Fabrics and a Cotton Couture color ring from Michael Miller Fabrics!


The non-EQ7 block design winner will receive the Electric Quilt 7 design software (available for PC or Mac), a 10-yard bundle of Fiesta fabrics and coordinating Cotton Couture Fabrics and a Cotton Couture color ring from Michael Miller Fabrics!

Start designing now. Two weeks will go by fast!

Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

Good luck :)

Mar. 12, 2015

Spring Collections 20% Off!

We’re welcoming Spring with 20% off select Spring Boutique block libraries for EQ7. Find the perfect blocks for your Spring quilt project!

Sale ends Friday, March 13, 2015  |  Use code: SPRING2015

Mar. 11, 2015

Close to Charlotte, NC? Come see a demo of EQ7!

Mar. 10, 2015

Tool Tip Tuesday! – Display Dynamic Help

Display Dynamic Help

Use this tool to display the window, giving information on using buttons and tools. Since there are so many tools in EQ7, you’ll find that some tools get used much less frequently than others. You may also find that you need a quick reminder as to how a tool works. This help window is intended as that quick reference.

1. Click the Display Dynamic Help button. A yellow panel will display on the right of your screen.

2. Hover the mouse over a tool on a toolbar without clicking. The yellow panel will update with  information about that tool.

3. Move your mouse over any tool on any toolbar to read about that tool.

4. Click the Display Dynamic Help button again to turn off the help panel.

For example, here is some of the information for the Set Photo tool.

Mar. 09, 2015



How much do you LOVE batiks??

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Mar. 05, 2015

EQ7 user Carol Steely is featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine!

Carol Steely of FunThreads Designs was recently featured in McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine.

Carol says, “Several times a year I like to shrink my scrap bins by creating quilts that will be donated to charity. Specifically our guild’s Bright Hopes and the online Hands2Help charities. When I dig into my scrap bins I always seem to end up creating rainbow or heart themed quilts. Rainbow colors make such happy quilts and hearts are just a wonderful image.

For this quilt I was playing with the EQ7 wreath maker tool. I’ve posted a wreath maker tutorial on my blog.

photo by McCall’s Quick Quilts Magazine

My original idea was to make each heart ring a color wheel. But, I had so much fun auditioning color choices that I ended up going in a totally different direction. I decided to make each block in a different color way instead. Then I tried shifting the center circle color back one block. Wow, it gave the quilt so much character and movement. I’m a very visual person and I love how fast and easy EQ makes the quilt design process.”

The quilt is so happy and fun! Congratulations to Carol for being featured!